National Trends Tag

Begin with a compelling cause—making Sonoma County one of the healthiest communities in the state—add as a driving force a contingent of passionate, action-oriented organizations with deep expertise—and you have a formula for success. That’s the premise behind Health Action, an initiative that brings together the...

Please save the date(s) for our series of Hot Topics Donor Forums. Hot Topics Donor Forums will explore themes and issues that you have expressed an interest in learning more about. Expect a rich conversation and knowledge sharing with thought leaders, Community Foundation staff, and other donors....

An unfamiliar subject line on the monitor read: A confluence of moments. As representatives of Community Foundation Sonoma County, many of our inboxes have a rich archive of eloquently titled emails that tug at the heartstrings, pique our curiosity, or both. However, this particular message came...

Two women are thinking creatively about the questions asked in academic research and to one another in relationship to philanthropy. They are changing the information and data available as well as the conversations about gender and giving. You can hear about their journey, research and convenings...

Time Magazine examines our (mis) conceptions regarding men and women's work. The story, neatly summarizes Kweilin Ellingrud and Vivian Reifberg's recent report "The Power of Parity" and is part of Time's "Ideas" reporting....

A recent study confirms our intuition that retirees are happier when they give back. This Wall Street Journal blog (and related story) tracks survey results from nearly 4,000 adults and concludes that “giving back may just be the secret ingredient to a happier retirement”. We would...

Nationally, giving circles are on the raise. Members rewarding experiences enhance more than “just philanthropy”. The New York Times highlights the positive impact for members as well as local nonprofits and community leaders touched by these groups. For even more information about giving circles, download this...

Dan is an entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist who is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of philanthropists, with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events.  His 2013 TED Talk, viewed by 3.4 million people, argued that "the way we think about charity is dead...

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